Installing Social Plug-Ins on WordPress Sites
If you have built your site in WordPress, there are special instructions for installing Facebook social media buttons on your site. Follow the directions below for a WordPress.org site; these directions do not apply to a WordPress.com blog hosted on the WordPress server. This is something that only a developer should try. Save yourself the grief!
First sign into your WordPress account.
Click the Plugins button in the left navigation.
You will then be taken to a page that lists all the plug-ins that you have already installed.
Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
You’ll be taken to the Install Plugins page.
Enter a search term such as Facebook Like, Facebook Share, Facebook Comments, or Facebook Recommend in the search box.
Select the plug-in you wish to install by clicking Install Now underneath the plug-in of your choice.
Since third-party developers supply these plug-ins, you’ll probably find multiple choices with ratings for each plug-in.
A prompt appears asking if you are sure you want to install the plug-in. Click OK.
You’ll be taken to a new page with text showing that your plug-in has been installed successfully.
Click Active Plugin.
The plug-in is now installed and activated. It should appear in the list of installed plug-ins.
To edit the settings of your plug-in, navigate to the bottom of your left hand navigation pane.
The settings button for your plug-in will either appear in the second tier navigation for Settings, or it’ll appear directly underneath the Settings button.
Always, always, always test your results.
Execute every plug-in you install as if you were a new visitor to your site. Confirm that you see the results in your statistics.